Though solo travelers choose to set out on independent adventures, they rarely end up going it alone. The intrepid spirit and thirst for learning shared by those who choose to travel on their own often draws them together on the road, and interacting with new people with unique and diverse backgrounds can be one of the best parts of traveling! That’s why so many solo travelers choose to learn with Road Scholar.
Check out our top five destinations for solo travelers, and consider making your next trip a learning adventure with us.
1 | Cuba
Experience Cuba before the masses arrive and change it forever. Journey to this vibrant island to explore its rich culture and history. Visit Hemingway’s haunts, and stroll the cobblestoned streets of Old Havana. Make new friends as you dance together at salsa clubs to sultry Afro-Cuban beats. Licensed group travel is the only way to go as you learn about this undiscovered destination.
2 | South Africa
South Africa offers stunning diversity of landscapes—from the vast savannahs of Kruger National Park to the lush winelands just outside Cape Town and the ocean views and picturesque lagoons and lakes of the Garden Route. On a South African safari, not only will you learn about exotic creatures in their native habitats, but you’ll also meet new friends from around the world on an exciting bonding adventure.
This charming car-free island in Lake Huron feels as if it’s frozen in time. Visit the island for birding adventures, bike rides and carriage rides with new friends. Take in the lovely Victorian architecture, snack on homemade fudge and enjoy afternoon tea at the historic Grand Hotel. Mackinac is the kind of place that brings people together.
4 | Iceland
The temperatures in Iceland might be cool year-round, but the destination is hot right now! Solo travelers are flocking to this remote but beautiful country to explore geysers, glaciers, volcanoes and fjords. From magical lagoons to sparkling waterfalls, the landscapes of Iceland are almost too beautiful to believe. You’ve got to experience it yourself.
A hiking excursion is the perfect venue for building new friendships, and few places offer more epic terrain for bonding with your fellow hikers than Glacier National Park. Journey to Montana to encounter amazing wildlife, geological wonders and breathtaking scenery. Follow hiking trails to incredible vistas and relax after a long day’s hike with new friends and a glass of wine at a historic chalet overlooking the park.
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